San Diego

San Diego Zoo® or Safari Park

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Some theme parks and attractions require reservations or have limited operating hours and days; see the CityPASS Travel Guide for details.

Due to a special event on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, reservations at LEGOLAND California may be unavailable.


  • San Diego Zoo:
  • Take an airborne shortcut over the treetops on the Zoo's Skyfari Aerial Tram and enjoy spectacular views of the Zoo, its animal and plant collection, and surrounding Balboa Park.
  • Enjoy a 35-minute narrated tour on a double-decked bus on a San Diego Zoo Guided Bus Tour (subject to availability).
  • See how agile and playful Polar Bears really are at the Zoo's Polar Bear Plunge, where you can watch them face-to-face in the underwater viewing room.
  • Explore Elephant Odyssey at the Zoo, a 7.5-acre habitat that’s the first of its kind, providing an entertaining and educational journey.
  • Visit the Outback, home to the largest koala colony outside Australia. Listen for the laughing kookaburras, with loud calls that sound like a variety of trills, chortles, belly laughs, and hoots.
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park:
  • Immerse yourself in an active, hands-on safari experience, where herds of animals roam sprawling savanna habitats in an 1,800-acre reserve.
  • Explore the park's wide variety of gardens, including the Baja Garden and Old World Succulent Garden, the Bonsai Pavilion, the Epiphyllum Trail, the Herb Garden, and the Nativescapes Garden.
  • See lions lounging, antelope and giraffes grazing, storks and crowned cranes roaming, rhinos wallowing, and a family herd of African elephants foraging and playing.
  • Come face-to-face with rare Sumatran tigers before strolling among kangaroos in Walkabout Australia.
  • Take a ride through some of the savanna's habitats on the Africa Tram and connect with wildlife on a closer level.


2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
North of Downtown San Diego, situated in Balboa Park at Park Boulevard and Zoo Place.
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15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, California 92027
30 miles north of downtown San Diego in the San Pasqual Valley.
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Open daily, 365 days a year. Hours vary; check here for current park hours, or call (619) 718-3000.

(619) 718-3000

Open daily, 365 days a year. Hours vary; check here for current park hours, or call (619) 718-3000.

(619) 718-3000


4D Theater: See 3D movies with amazing special effects to add another dimension to your cinematic experience. Tickets available at the Theater. Cost for CityPASS guests: $7.

Advice for Visitors


  • Specially ticketed events/attractions are not included.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.

Visitor Safety:

  • The San Diego Zoo and Safari Park has safety protocols in place to ensure a safe environment for its guests and staff; learn more on their website.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions for the Zoo, and here for the Safari Park.